It’s simply impossible not to enjoy a good hole-in-one, isn’t it? The ace is a true thing of beauty and any golfer who has ever gotten one can tell you what a thrill it is. Trust me, it really is awesome. Yes, that’s my not-so-subtle way of telling you that I do have an ace to my name but it obviously never came at The Masters, which I would imagine would up the excitement level a little bit.
Since the first edition of The Masters in 1934, 31 players have been fortunate enough to card an ace at Augusta National, at least during the tournament anyway. We’ve seen numerous aces during practice rounds and we’re betting a few members have accomplished the feat as well. The 16th hole has yielded the most holes-in-one with 22 while No. 4 has been aced just once.
Broken down by hole, here’s a quick look at every hole-in-one in the history of The Masters.
There has been just one hole-in-one on No. 4 at The Masters
In eight-plus decades of play at The Masters, the fourth hole, “Flowering Crab Apple,” has yielded only a single hole-in-one.
- 1992: Jeff Sluman, 213 yards, 4-iron
The sixth hole at Augusta has yielded five aces
The last hole-in-one to take place on the sixth hole at The Masters came in 2013 and was just the fifth ace at “Juniper.” And the first two actually occurred in the same year.
- 1954: Leland Gibson, 190 yards, 4-iron
- 1954: (a) Billy Joe Patton, 190 yards, 5-iron
- 1972: Charles Coody, 190 yards, 5-iron
- 2004: Chris DiMarco, 198 yards, 5-iron
- 2013: Jamie Donaldson, 177 yards, 7-iron
How many holes-in-one have there been on the 12th hole at The Masters?
The first hole-in-one at Augusta National’s famed 12th hole, “Golden Bell,” came in 1947 and was hit by Claude Harmon, the father of famous golf coach Butch Harmon. One of three holes that make up Amen Corner, the 12th is the shortest par-3 at The Masters but has yielded just three aces.
- 1947: Claude Harmon, 155 yards, 7-iron
- 1959: (a) William Hyndman, 155 yards, 6-iron
- 1988: Curtis Strange, 155 yards, 7-iron
The 16th hole at The Masters has yielded the most aces
The 16th hole at Augusta National, “Redbud,” has provided some of the greatest moments in the history of The Masters. Who could forget Tiger’s chip in 2005 or Jack’s 40-foot putt in 1975? The 16th has also yielded the most holes-in-one in Masters history with 22.
- 1934: (a) Ross Somerville, 145 yards, mashie niblick
- 1935: Willie Goggin, 145 yards, spade mashie
- 1940: (a) Ray Billows, 145 yards, 8-iron
- 1949: (a)John Dawson, 190 yards, 4-iron
- 1968: Clive Clark, 190 yards, 2-iron
- 1992: Corey Pavin, 140 yards, 8-iron
- 1996: Raymond Floyd, 182 yards, 5-iron
- 2004: Padraig Harrington, 177 yards, 6-iron
- 2004: Kirk Triplett, 177 yards, 6-iron
- 2005: Trevor Immelman, 177 yards, 7-iron
- 2008: Ian Poulter, 169 yards, 8-iron
- 2010: Nathan Green, 176 yards, 6-iron
- 2010: Ryan Moore, 176 yards, 7-iron
- 2012: Bo Van Pelt, 202 yards, 6-iron
- 2012: Adam Scott, 202 yards, 7-iron
- 2016: Shane Lowry, 181 yards, 8-iron
- 2016: Davis Love III, 181 yards, 7-iron
- 2016: Louis Oosthuizen, 181 yards, 7-iron
- 2017: Matt Kuchar, 170 yards, 7-iron
- 2018: Charley Hoffman, 178 yards, 6-iron
- 2019: Bryson DeChambeau, 179 yards, 7-iron
- 2019: Justin Thomas, 179 yards, 8-iron
Records courtesy of Masters.com